BOLTON, Andrew. Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

(New York, NY): Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016. First edition. Folio. 247 pages. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same title at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 5 – August 14, 2016. The exhibition featured exceptional fashions that reconcile traditional hand techniques with innovative machine technologies such as 3-D printing, circular knitting, computer modelling, ultrasonic weilding etc. The featured designs Yves Saint Laurent’s bird of paradise dress are superbly photographed by Nicholas Cope. A string bound booklet full of interviews with designers such as Iris Van Herpen, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Karl Lagerfeld is tucked into the rear flap. A near fine copy in wrappers with printed acetate jacket.


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